FUTURE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI ONLY: UQ HIDES “CURRENT STUDENTS” FROM WEBSITE

The UQ website has had links for Current Students hidden from the front page header, leaving only links for Future Students, Researchers, and Alumni. The change was first identified by Semper Floreat reader Jack Barton in a letter to the editor over the weekend. “With the new semester starting up, I was looking forward to […]

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UQ disciplinary letter shuns Human Rights

Alan Smithee & Billie Kugelman UQ has sent out letters to students facing disciplinary action which claim that enforcing the Student Code of Conduct is more important than *checks notes* students’ human rights. The letters, apparently authored by so-called ‘Integrity Officers’, were sent with an offer: accepting the University’s proposed punishments would mean that students’ […]

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Taringa eviction attempt thwarted

Today’s eviction defense in Taringa may have been organised at first instance by Michael Berkman, the Greens’ MP for Maiwar, and the Brisbane Renter’s Alliance, but it saw support from many local grassroots and left-wing groups. The Greens (notable mention to Jonno Sri for locking himself to the tenant’s front door), Socialist Alternative, Australia’s Communist […]

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Humanitarian aid for Gondor

I’m writing now from our homebase in Austria, having spent the last week and a half sourcing and transporting supplies for Ukrainian refugees. We have covered almost six and half thousand kilometres in this period, and delivered supplies to: Uzhhorod, Ukraine; Tulcea, Romania; and Jaroslaw, Poland. Our focus has been logistical: establishing routes, vetting contacts, […]

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O-Week Anti Boeing Anti War Protests

At the time of dissemination, that of our first 2022 edition, the 14th will likely have seen leafleting and soapbox style speeches about the ongoing atrocities in West Papua, andBoeing’s involvement. On the 15th, protesters intend to have occupied – and blocked access to – the Boeing Institute’s rooms in the Hawken Engineering Building. National […]

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DUNE: Timothée Chalamet nullifies Jihad (Part One)

On planet Hollywood, star power governs all. Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and the other famed and acclaimed, are to this extent suitable castings. They’re also altogether conventionally attractive, and share some chemistry; in the case of Lady Jessica and her son Paul Atreides, though, this borders royally on the oedipal.

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3 arrests at Climate Direct Action protest

As you’d expect, this had been preceded by some testosterone-fuelled peacocking, on the part of the cops. The heavy-handedness herein was largely led by the black-gloved tactical response units. One of the arrestees reported being choked, prior to his arrest, and our on-the-ground film crew live-streamed footage of similar actions (this, and more, is accessible via our Facebook page).

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